Two young children who were pulled from Palatine Pond after falling into the water on Wednesday died hours after being taken to hospital for treatment, officials said.
The 4-year-old boy, who was originally taken to Northwest Community Hospital and then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, was pronounced dead before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.
A 6-year-old boy who was taken to Oak Lawn’s Advocate Christ Medical Center was also pronounced dead before 4 a.m. Thursday, according to Palatine Police.
Palatine officials said two children had been rescued after falling into a pond on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said police and firefighters were called to a pond on Block 800 of West Panorama Drive around 3:31 p.m. to report a group of children who had fallen into the water.
When they arrived, they were able to pull two males out of the pond and both were taken to a local hospital.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.